Magnitude-5.5 earthquake hits Lian, Batangas

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 22) — A magnitude-5.5 earthquake shook the town of Lian in Batangas, Sunday.

The earthquake struck an area off Lian around 115 kilometers south of Manila,at 10:21 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

It said the quake was tectonic in origin — or there was a movement in the Earth's crust — with a depth of 200 kilometers.

In April, Batangas was hit by a series of quakes of varying origins. But Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said the series of quakes would not trigger “The Big One”, the expected magnitude-7 tremors originating from the West Valley Fault.

Last August 11, a magnitude-6.3 earthquake also shook the town of Nasugbu, which was 100 kilometers away from Manila. 

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